World’s First Business Improvement Area Launches Platform

The world’s original Business Improvement Area (BIA) is celebrating another first as it works to encourage Toronto residents to spend their money locally in Bloor West Village. We are excited to announce the Bloor West Village BIA has purchased the rights to the platform to launch the first online-offline Shop Local campaign of its [...]

By |2018-08-27T11:14:58+00:00November 17th, 2016|Company News, Launches| City Managers take on Barrie and Collingwood, Ontario

We were excited to announce back in August that Carson and Kelly Kramer were the new City Managers of Today, we are even more thrilled to announce the expansion of their Shop Local Movement into Central Ontario. The Kramers are now City Mangers of ShopBarrie.comand, sites serving Barrie and Collingwood, Ontario, that are growing rapidly [...]

By |2018-08-27T11:20:15+00:00November 10th, 2016|Launches| launches in Brandon, Manitoba!

We're excited to announce that the Province of Manitoba now is the fifth territory in Canada to operate the platform! Welcome to the fold, Manitobans! This new expansion comes from the City of Brandon, the second largest community in the province, with the launch of by longtime Brandon resident, and new City Manager, Ken Dunkley. [...]

By |2018-08-27T11:21:55+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Launches|

City Managers add to their Portfolio

As they work to grow, Mark and Mallory Kean are expanding their Shop Local reach with the addition of a second site in their portfolio: in Stratford, Ontario. The riverside town is known for its charm, unique local shops and, of course, the world famous Stratford Festival. With an independent vibe in its popular [...]

By |2018-08-27T11:36:14+00:00October 26th, 2016|Launches| launches in Cambridge, Ontario!

As continues to grow in Southern Ontario, we are excited to announce the launch of and proud to welcome Heather Van Patter as the new City Manager. With it's beautiful riverfront views and range of small, unique businesses, we know will take off in the community just south of Kitchener-Waterloo. Heather grew up in Ontario then [...]

By |2018-08-27T11:35:49+00:00October 18th, 2016|Launches| Launches in Penticton, BC!

With both and newly-launched now operating in the Okanagan Valley region of British Columbia, Penticton, at the southern tip of Okanagan Lake, was the last major community without a site. New City Manager, Kyle Sandor, decided to change that and complete the trifecta of local shopping portals in the area by purchasing and launching Kyle comes [...]

By |2018-08-27T11:39:00+00:00October 14th, 2016|Launches|